Bath Literature Festival
The Bath Literature Festival is at the centre of local, national and international debate featuring some of the most intelligent, creative, and cutting edge thinkers alive today.
‘There were passionate questions and comments from the audience who were clearly engaged and buzzing. This was live!’
Artistic Director James Runcie, is an acclaimed novelist, documentary film-maker, TV producer, theatre director and journalist.
In its seventeen year history the Literature Festival has hosted Nobel and Booker Prize winners such as Doris Lessing, Margaret Atwood, Kazuo Ishiguro, Hilary Mantel and Howard Jacobson; leading political thinkers from Tony Benn and Tariq Ali to Anna Politkovskaya and Eric Hobsbawm, poets ranging from poets laureate Andrew Motion and Carol Ann Duffy to Wendy Cope and Simon Armitage, and humorists from Garrison Keillor and Terry Pratchett to Steve Bell.
The Festival is strongly connected to the city and its people. With events taking place in historic buildings throughout the town, we have a special opportunity to match architecture and theme.